One of my favorite things in life is fresh roasted garlic on a warm piece of multigrain bread, sprinkled with fresh Parmesan cheese. It's simple, but oh so delicious! If you've never roasted your own garlic before, please do. I promise you'll wonder what took you so long.
To roast garlic, all you have to do is cut a small piece off the top of the bulb to expose all the cloves inside, drizzle with olive oil, add a sprinkle of salt and fresh ground black pepper. Then, just wrap it in foil and bake in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. When the garlic is ready, just squeeze the bottom of the bulb and the roasted cloves come right out!
Cooking the garlic takes away a lot of it's intensity and results in a soft, buttery clove that is excellent spread on bread, stirred into mashed potatoes, added to soups or served with steak. YUM! I think I'll go have some right now!
Happily married to a college football coach for 14 wonderful years, mom to 2 amazing little knuckleheads, photographer, crafty chick, loves to cook, wannabe gardener, beach bum, pool floater, Saints fan, happy girl ___
ORIGIN: Natchitoches, Louisiana___
MAY BE SEEN: Getting rowdy at football games, riding on a Mardi Gras float, arguing with my computer, jumping curbs in the minivan, with my nose in a book, dreaming about a vacation, digging in the dirt, chasing kids and acting crazy with a camera strapped around my neck___
SECRET WEAPON: PhotoShop___
CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT: Flipflops, Coca~Cola, computer, camera, library card, kids' giggles, husband's love and support___
ENEMIES: Long lines, slow drivers, hurricanes___
HEROES: Parents who made sure I've been loved every day of my life, my children who make me laugh until my belly hurts and my wonderful husband for always saying yes to my crazy ideas and loving me uncondionally no matter what___
LITTLE KNOWN FACT: Can recite all 50 states in alphabetical order in under 30 seconds